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Guilty Pleasures Friday Non-Random 10

Thought I’d try something different this Friday: here are some of my “guilty pleasure” listening — you know, little oddities that fall outside of your normal listening habit.  Typically I’m all about soundtrack, instrumental, progressive rock, and the like, but here are 10 tracks that I’ve found over time that have caught my fancy.  I’ve included links to videos…

  1. Black Soul Choir” – 16 Horsepower, Sackcloth ‘n’ Ashes
  2. Follow Me to Tennessee” – The Chapmans, Follow Me
  3. Pitkin County Turnaround” – Steve Martin, The Crow
  4. Si Voltò” – Andrea Bocelli, Cieli Di Toscana
  5. Black Dog” – Dread Zepplin, Un-led-ed
  6. My Friends” – Ruskabank, This Took Some Time
  7. Little Lambs” – Marc Jordan, Living in Marina Del Rey
  8. Cab Driver” – Daryl Hall, Can’t Stop Dreaming
  9. Tennessee“, Arrested Development, 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of….
  10. Luck’s Changing Lanes” – Rusty Truck, Luck’s Changing Lanes

Traditional: 1, Bluegrass: 2, 3, International: 4, Reggae: 5, Ska: 6, Adult Contemporary: 7, 8, Hip Hop: 9, Country: 10

Game On: Spookymilk Survivor VII Writer’s Challenge

When Spookymilk announced plans to start a WGOM-only version of his Writer’s Challenge, I was (foolishly) all over that, and threw my name into the hat along with 20 other (foolish) folks. The competition (the seventh that he’s hosted) pits teams of “writers” against each other Survivor-style in a weekly challenge, each challenge with a different interesting requirement.

When the three teams of seven were randomly divided up, team names were needed, and running with a WGOM gamelog reference to a quote by WGOM regular brianS, I suggested “The Winner Group”, which ended up the de facto name.

VINDICTIVE
VOICELESS VAGRANTS
NICK PUNTO’S FURY THE WINNER GROUP
Big Mak Dread Pirate Will Young Andrew
CarterHayes frightwig Eric B.B.
DK Geoff GreekHouse
eschapp punmanbowler New Guy
FirstTimeLongTime SBG nibbish
hungry joe sean Rhubarb_Runner
rob UncleWalt Zack

Challenge #1 went out this week; I’ll post about it next Tuesday, along with my submission and results. I can’t wait to see how this goes!


Track of the Day: I’m dedicating this track to my fellow contestants in the other two Challenge groups — a great spoken-word track by Marc Jordan called “This is How Men Cry” and the following track “Charlie Parker Loves Me”

Pop! Goes the Friday Random 10

Well, I set WMP to the “Pop” genre, but I’m not sure I agree with all these songs’ designations; may have to do some adjusting…

  1. Water is Wide” – James Taylor, New Moon Shine
  2. “One of Our Submarines” – Thomas Dolby, The Golden Age of Wireless
  3. “Under African Skies” – Paul Simon, Graceland
  4. Strawberry Letter 23” – The Brothers Johnson, Right on Time
  5. “True Colours” – Go West, Aces and Kings: The Best of Go West
  6. “Sex Symbol” – Marc Jordan, Living in Marina Del Rey and Other Stories
  7. “Love So Right” – Bee Gees, Here at Last…Live
  8. “Something We Can Do” – Vitamin Z, Rites of Passage
  9. “Girl in the Moon” – Icehouse, Man of Colours
  10. Walk on the Ocean” – Toad the Wet Sprocket, PS: A Toad Retrospective

Toad the Wet Sprocket is one of those groups I never appreciated at the time but enjoy now.  And Vitamin Z was a great 80’s pop group that never quite got off the ground.

Friday Random 10

It’s that time again…

  1. flecktonesScratch & Sniff” – Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Outbound
  2. “Spanish Gold” – Icehouse, Measure for Measure
  3. “The Ely Diamond” – Roger Eno, Music of Neglected English Composers
  4. Audio Verite” – Echolyn, As the World
  5. “Tide Me Over Warm ’em Ups” – Age of Empires soundtrack
  6. “Flanagan’s People” – National Health, Complete
  7. “White Car” – Yes, Drama
  8. “Talking Through Pictures” – Marc Jordan, Talking Through Pictures
  9. Flying Start” – Mike Oldfield, Islands
  10. “Die Bunge” – Cluster & Eno, Cluster & Eno

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday Random 10

Friday means it’s time to set WMP on shuffle (like it wasn’t already) and capture the first ten songs to play again. Today’s playlist:

  1. chariots of fireChariots of Fire” — Vangelis, “Chariots of Fire
  2. I Want to Be Like You” — FFH, “I Want to Be Like You
  3. Charlie Parker Loves Me” — Marc Jordan, “Living in Marina del Rey and Other Stories
  4. Long Distance Runaround” — Yes, “Fragile
  5. Copperline” — James Taylor, “New Moon Shine
  6. Moses and Marco Polo Suite:  Marco Polo Theme” — Ennio Morricone, “Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone
  7. “Lennie” — Buggles, “Adventures in Modern Recording
  8. Hey You” — Pink Floyd, “Echoes, the Best of Pink Floyd
  9. “Naon” — Jon Anderson, “Olias of Sunhillow
  10. Jabular” — Ozric Tentacles, “There is Nothing

Fin.